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Ayodeji Ogunniyi to lead One City Prep Academy

Ayodeji Ogunniyi (Photo: One City Schools)

Ayodeji Ogunniyi will be the new leader for One City Prep Academy, One City Schools announced on Thursday.  

Ogunniyi will be serving as One City Schools’ first-ever middle school director leading 5th-7th graders for 2023-2024. One City will add an 8th grade for the 2024-2025 school year. Ogunniyi will also be part of One City Schools’ Executive Team.

Coming from the Chicago area, Ogunniyi has 15 years of experience in education and working with children in grades 6-12 as an educator and an administrator. Ogunniyi has taught in Title 1 schools, developed district-wide ELA curriculum, leveraged community partnerships to enhance extracurricular activities for students, and co-developed an innovative multi-tiered mentorship program for “at-risk” students, according to a press release from One City. 

Ogunniyi earned a bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago in English/Secondary Education and master’s degrees in both School Leadership and Reform, and School Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois and Concordia University-Chicago, respectively. 

With his experience and insight, Ogunniyi hopes to promote college and career readiness for students from a young age. He is set to start his new role with One City Schools on Wednesday, June 28.